Steamboat Powdercats offers AIARE (The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Level I avalanche courses typically in early December and January.
The AIARE Level 1 avalanche course is designed as an introductory “stand-alone decision-makers course” for those planning on traveling and recreating in avalanche terrain. Our instructors are AIARE trained and qualified. The 24 hours of course work focuses on the basic skills necessary to manage your risk in the winter backcountry. These courses are 3-days long with the first day spent in the office and field, then the second and third day are fully spent in the field.
To be successful in this course, participants need to be comfortable in powder on Blue/Black runs at any ski area, and have a decent level of fitness as we will be hiking uphill with our skis and splitboards.
For the 2023/24 season, our avalanche course dates are:
MARCH 26-28, 2024 – Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday – click here to make a reservation
January 5-7, 2024 – Friday/Saturday/Sunday – THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL – Click here to place an inquiry and get on the waitlist.
December 29-31, 2023 – Friday/Saturday/Sunday – Click here to make a reservation for this course